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Marian concerts at Bay Area cathedrals
November 30th, 2011

Concerts at the three Catholic cathedrals circling San Francisco Bay will honor the Blessed Mother during the Christmas season, in a series put together by a Catholic women’s group that takes its inspiration from Blessed John Paul II’s 1988 letter on the dignity of women.

The concert series, “Circling the Bay for Mary: Tota Pulchra” will feature 1,700 years of songs honoring Mary, most composed by lay people from the fourth century to the present. The works include compositions by local artists and students at Santa Clara University, said Michele Coldiron, executive director of the California Catholic Women’s Forum. The songs will be in 10 languages composed by artists from nine countries.

The concerts will be Dec. 18 at St. Mary’s Cathedral; Jan. 7 at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland; and Jan. 8 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose.

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From December 2, 2011 issue of Catholic San Francisco.



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